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Help with a puzzle

Postby The Real Neil » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:46 pm

After a long absence from doing Sudoku I have suddenly become hooked again. However... I have gotten stumped on a puzzle and would really appreciate some help in knowing what to do next. I've put it down and come back to it more times than I can to admit and have exhausted all my usual techniques (i.e checking rows, columns, boxes and what not) and really don't know how to move forward. Any help in how to move forward will be gratefully received.

4 _ _ | 6 5 _ | _ _ _
_ 2 _ | 1 3 9 | 5 _ 4
5 _ _ | 7 _ 4 | 6 _ _

2 _ _ | 4 9 _ | _ 6 3
8 _ 1 | _ _ _ | 9 4 5
9 4 _ | _ _ _ | _ 2 7

1 _ 4 | 3 7 _ | 2 9 6
_ _ 2 | _ 4 _ | _ 5 1
_ _ _ | _ _ _ | 4 _ 8
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Re: Help with a puzzle

Postby JasonLion » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:25 pm

Welcome to the players forum!

Consider what digit could go in R5C4.
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Re: Help with a puzzle

Postby The Real Neil » Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:01 am

Oh my me.
Thanks so much. Everything seemed to slot into place after that - I guess I'd been looking at it too long!
Ha - I shall be able to sleep at night now!
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